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Santa Rosa steps up for neighbors after Michael

Santa Rosa steps up for neighbors after Michael

When disaster struck to the east, Santa Rosa County officials stepped forward to help in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Closer to home, the county continues to support neighbors struggling to get their arms around the extent of the damage. Read the full article in the Nov. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Darkened school may have bright future

Darkened school may have bright future

Although some Munson area residents have criticized the Santa Rosa School District’s recent sale of the vacant Munson Elementary School at an apparent bargain price, the deal may have a silver lining. The 40-acre property—which still has several buildings that have been largely unmaintained since the school closed in 2010–is apparently destined to become a […]

Deadline looms in school board, District 4 commissioner races

Deadline looms in school board, District 4 commissioner races

As primary election voting inches closer, the window is closing for school board candidates to win over voters. All three of the school board seats up for grabs will be decided on the primary ballot Aug. 28, and votes in the race can be cast as early as Aug. 13. For much of the race, […]

Property appraiser’s drones broaden county horizon

Property appraiser’s drones broaden county horizon

The Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser’s Office is leading the way in taking to the skies, thanks to drone technology. The county is the first in the state to utilize this technology, and Property Appraiser Greg Brown said it is saving taxpayers thousands of dollars a year. “If we can help and it is saving […]

Tiger Point golf neighbors wary of development

Tiger Point golf neighbors wary of development

The owners of homes near the defunct west course of Tiger Point Golf Club are expressing concern they may have new neighbors—either a public school or a sizable housing development. The former course, now vacant, is being studied as a possible school site while its owner—the City of Gulf Breeze—awaits prospective bids on the 47-acre […]

Wild ride as more candidates enter races, others drop out

Wild ride as more candidates enter races, others drop out

Candidate signs have been going up like wildfire here, there and everywhere – something code enforcement won’t be happy about since so many enthusiastic campaign staffers forget to take them down after the elections are over. There were a number of late-minute surprises last week at the Santa Rosa County Elections office in what has […]

Supreme Court denies leaseholders’ motion

Supreme Court denies leaseholders’ motion

The Florida Supreme Court May 22 denied a motion filed on behalf of Navarre Beach leaseholders seeking clarification of the court’s March 20 decision, which determined the land and improvements on Navarre Beach are taxable. “The courts have now unanimously agreed with my decision to tax the leaseholders on the beach just like everyone else […]

Leaseholders seek court’s clarification

Leaseholders seek court’s clarification

According to the Navarre Beach Leaseholders and Residents Association’s website, the attorney representing them in their case against Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser Greg Brown is filing a motion in the Supreme Court for clarification of the March 20 ruling. In the letter from attorney Danny Kepner addressed to the leaseholder’s Liaison Committee, he writes, […]